As of right now, there is a political crisis, concerning the amount of refugees in Europe now and the refugees yet to come. At the moment, there is not a common asylum policy and it is making things difficult for asylum-seekers. There needs to be a safe place for these refugees to go and a safe way to get them there.
George Soros feels that a plan needs to be put into place by the European Union to effectively take care of this crisis. In addition to a plan, a response is needed globally for this to be adequately taken care of. Bloomberg.com published an article on the six things that need to be looked at for a plan to be effective .
The first of which is, at least one million asylum-seekers need to be accepted by the EU each year and there needs to be enough funding to do this. Enough funding would be at least 15,000 euros ($16,800) for each asylum-seeker and for each of their first two years. This funding will help with housing, health care, and education.
As of right now, there are over four million refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey so the second part of the plan is to provide adequate funding to these places as well. Twenty billion euros would be needed annually. So, at least eight to ten billion euros will be needed annually from the EU and the rest to come from the U.S. as well as the rest of the world.
The third thing needed is on EU Asylum and Migration Agency with one EU Border Guard. Currently, there are 28 separate systems and it is too costly and inefficient. If there were only one agency, common regulations and benefits could be made and adhered to.
The fourth, is a safe way of travel for these refugees from Greece and Italy to where they’re going. If they have a safe way of going, then it is more likely they will stay there. Negotiations are needed with frontline countries to establish processing centers.
The fifth part of the plan, is setting standards, globally. This way, asylum-seekers are all met with the same treatments and benefits.
The sixth thing needed, is sponsorship from NGOs, churches, and businesses. Funding is also required for this to work.
Forbes billionaire George Soros was born in Budapest but moved to England and graduated from the London School of Economics. After graduating, he moved to the U.S. and became very successful when he became the founder and chairman of Soros Fund Management and Open Society Foundations.
George Soros has written over a dozen books and his views and ideas frequent newspapers and magazines. He supports democratic ideas and his political and investment views are very highly regarded.
The full article was published via Marketwatch and can be viewed here: